Art, Craft & Design Portfolio Preparation
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Art 5M1985
Duration: One Year Full-Time
This course is designed to help learners develop their skills in drawing, painting, 3D studies and life drawing, using a variety of media and materials including monoprint, pastels, charcoal etc. While preparing a high quality portfolio, learners will also have the opportunity to complete a QQI Level 5 Award in Art with the potential to gain a maximum of 400 CAO points for entry into third level institutions. By doing this course, learners are better prepared for degree programmes as it enables them to make informed decisions regarding college and course choices. It also gives them the confidence in their ability to succeed in a higher educational environment.
“I would recommend Art, Craft & Design at SCFE to anyone who wants to study a related subject at degree level. The variety of modules is a great asset to your portfolio. Although I did not have a Leaving Cert on entry, I achieved 400 CAO points with the full QQI award, which, in combination with my portfolio, enabled me to gain entry to NCAD. I completed an honours degree in Art & Design History & Visual Communication before going on to start my own design and illustration practice.”
Learners who successfully complete a QQI Level 5 Certificate may be able to use their results to progress to related Level 7 and Level 8 Degree Programmes in Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third level progression opportunities for QQI learners are continually being developed and enhanced. Please visit www.qqi.ie or www.cao.ie for the most up to date information.
- Spacious, well-equipped studios for the study of drawing, painting, photography, printing, computer graphics, 3D studies and mixed media
- Continuous assessment throughout the course
- Project based activities
- Outings to Galleries and Exhibitions
- Access to fully equipped IT suites and Library
Career and Progression Opportunities
Former learners have progressed to NCAD, IADT Dun Laoghaire and DIT and Colleges in the UK to study degree programmes in Visual Communications, Visual Arts Practice, Model Making Design, Special Effects, Design for Stage & Screen, Animation and Film.
Learners may also progress to third level colleges in the UK.
Leaving Certificate or equivalent, LCA or relevant experience
Interview – applicants must bring a selection of their best work to include drawing from observation, 3D work, craft work, sketch books or notebooks.
Mature applicants welcome .
Applicants may be accepted without meeting formal entry qualifications.